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Turkish foreign minister to arrive in Pakistan for three-day visit

ISLAMABAD: Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, along with a high-level delegation, will arrive in Pakistan on Tuesday for a three-day visit.

Foreign Office spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri in a statement said that the Turkish foreign minister will hold bilateral talks with Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and call on the prime minister and the president during the visit.

The spokesperson further said the two foreign ministers will review the entire gamut of bilateral relations and exchange views on regional and international issues.

“Turkish Foreign Minister Cavusoglu’s visit to Pakistan is part of regular high-level exchanges between the two countries.  This will be his third visit during the last two and a half years”, he added.

The fraternal relations between Pakistan and Turkey are deeply embedded in common faith, culture and history and underpinned by exceptional mutual trust and respect.

Pakistan-Turkey bilateral relations have been institutionalized under the high-level Strategic Cooperation Council (HLSCC), which is the highest level decision-making forum, providing strategic direction to further boost the partnership, the FO said.

Co-chaired by President Erdogan and Prime Minister Imran Khan, the 6th Session of HLSCC was held in Islamabad in February 2020, read the statement. Pakistan and Turkey enjoy close collaboration on issues of mutual interest at multilateral fora such as the UN, OIC and ECO, it added.

The forthcoming visit of the Turkish Foreign Minister will help further deepen the bilateral ties and enhance cooperation in multiple areas, the spokesperson added.